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what are the signs and symptoms of mutli-organ failure, and

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what are the signs and symptoms of mutli-organ failure, and how long does a patient live once this starts.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Internist replied 8 years ago.
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The symptoms of multiple organ failure are too numerous to list. Usually this occurs in a severely ill patient who has disseminated infection, cardiac or respiratory failure or diffuse cancer. Multi-organ failure usually refers to the kidneys, heart, respiratory system, circulatory system an is usually fatal.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Is there an average length of time before death?
Expert:  Internist replied 8 years ago.
There is not an average length of time before death. This will depend on the extent of the organ failure, the quality of care given an the patient's underlying condition. Usually it will occur within days.

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